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No matter what wheel you're behind, you need to remain safe and sober.

This is the message Georgia officials are bringing with them as they tour the state with the "Choose Your Ride" safety message, reminding motorists and boaters that Memorial Day weekend is not a vacation from the law. Safety belt and DUI laws will be strictly enforced.

One official tells News Leader 9, "Graduations have happened, and school is getting out across the state this week for many students. That means people are going to be hitting the road. It's the busy time. It's that first touch of summer, and we know that traffics going to pick up. We'll start off with our click it or ticket, people putting their seatbelts on, and as a result of that, we'll save some lives that way."  

Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver, assistant director of DNR's Law Enforcement Division, Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of Georgia's Department of Public Safety, and Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety are making stops in Columbus, Cordele, Macon, Savannah, Augusta, and Cartersville in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend.

AAA's annual Memorial Day Travel Forecast predicts more people will travel for the long weekend than last year. 

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